Berries consumption to prevent viral infections
Berries are most consumed fruits in forms of salads and shakes, Consumption of various nature-based products like fruits and vegetables have always been linked to benefits against various diseases due to their rich antioxidant property. berries such as elderberry, blueberry, raspberry, and cranberry have proven to be effective against viral infections.
The review in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, provide insights into how berry derived components inhibit viral infection and their clinical usefulness in viral disease management, the decoction of Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) has been shown to treat viral epidemic diseases. Owing to the rich source of various antiviral constituents, berries could be an alternative source for managing viral infections.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)